Continuing from where we last left off (Food+Science: We Roll Our Own Softshell Crab Temakies at Rakuzen, Sakae Sushi and Senjyu!), our next top was Kanki Sushi at Ikano in Mutiara Damansara.

5: KanKi Sushi @ Ikano Power Center Food court

Total weight: 73 grams
Price: Rm 4.90 nett

a)      Fish roe : 2 grams
b)      Shredded cucumber + lettuce + shredded carrot  : 12 grams
c)       Soft shell crab : 16 grams (nice complete small crab shape)
d)      Rice :36 grams
e)      Seaweed : 19cm x 10cm
f)       Mayonnaise

Measurement of ingredient of Soft Shell Crab Temaki

6: Ichiro Sushi Bar @ One Utama

Total weight: 96 grams
Price: RM 10.00 + 16%

a)      Fish roe : 2 grams
b)      lettuce : 4 grams
c)       Soft shell crab : 27 grams
d)      Rice : 63 grams
e)      Seaweed : 19cm x 10cm
f)       Mayonnaise

Ichiro Sushi Bar @ One Utama

Ichiro Sushi Bar @ One Utama  2

Ichiro Sushi Bar @ One Utama  3

7: Hokkaido Ichiba @ One Utama

Total weight: 78 grams
Price: rm4.80 + 16%

a)      Fish roe : 5 grams
b)      lettuce : 3 grams
c)       Soft shell crab : 18 grams
d)      Rice : 47 grams
e)      Seaweed : 19cm x 10cm
f)       Mayonnaise

Hokkaido Ichiba @ One Utama 2

Hokkaido Ichiba @ One Utama 3

8: Sushi Zanmai @ One Utama

Total weight: 74 grams
Price: Rm4.80 + 16%

a)      Fish roe : 2 grams
b)      lettuce : 2 grams
c)       Soft shell crab : 17 grams
d)      Rice : 47 grams
e)      Seaweed : 19cm x 10cm
f)       Mayonnaise

Hokkaido Ichiba @ One Utama 3

Hokkaido Ichiba @ One Utama 4

Some things worth nothing: Kanki Sushi, a small stall located at the Ikano food court was quite a surprise, because their hand roll was full of meat, and tasted delicious. At only RM4.90 per piece, it was really a steal—goes to show that while most of the time, you pay more for better quality, there are always exceptions to the rule.

Secondly, we were very impressed by Ichiro Sushi Bar (located on the top floor of Isetan in 1 Utama). They had top notch service, and we even got to speak to their head chef, who’s Japanese. For what it’s worth, he’s a really nice guy who accommodated our requests with a pleasant smile on his face. Ichiro’s soft shell crab roll was very good indeed, but we downgraded it to second place because of the price (RM10 per piece, plus 16% government tax and service charge).

All in all, I have to say that most of the soft shell crab rolls tasted pretty similar, which I guess is quite a good thing because it means that no matter where you go, you’re bound to be able to find some decent soft shell crab rolls. If price is not an issue for you, definitely give the higher end restaurants a try; but if budget is your concern, you’ll still be able to get some Japanese rolls which taste pretty much the same, but at decent prices.

Missing Part 1 of “Softshell Crab Temakies”?Don’t worry, here the Part 1 link:

Food+Science: We Roll Our Own Softshell Crab Temakies at Rakuzen, Sakae Sushi and Senjyu!